Is your field of work accepting to your hair Yes, there is not much to say since it is Retail and the company is quite diverse. When people touch your hair, you..... ...I feel disrespected and violated. I understand the subconscious reason for the behaviour of those that touch other people's hair without consent.
What is your haircare routine, Jango? I go to my loctision to get all my locs done. Next to my loctision I go to a different barber to cut the sides and the beard. At home I try to crochet once in a while What is your holy grail:Crochet What is your go-to hairstyle: Locs locs and locs
How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair Getting close to 10 years and growing in length and love. My goal was reaching the end of my back and it's getting there soon, so after that will have to see. What hairstyle would you like try someday I had multiple hairstyles before getting my locs but so far locs taking the big win. Is your field of work accepting to your hair I am about to enter the work field after finishing my studies this year, so we will find out soon. When people touch your hair, you.....They thouch my what????
I realized that I could do a lot with my hair by braiding it, using wigs, extensions, dye it etc. The older I get, the more I do with my hair because I see the beauty in it. Sometimes it's just unbelievable, and that’s why I love my hair so much.
What hairstyle would you like try someday: A Mohawk Is your field of work accepting to your hair Yes, they have seen me with so many different hairstyles and every time when they see something new, they ask so many questions about it and compliment me because it looks. When people touch your hair, I say: You can admire my hair without touching it.
What is your hair care routine Ayaa? I wash my hair every two weeks. Before I wash it, I make my own hair mask using karkar oil, castor oil, garlic oil and chebe powder. I leave this in my hair for approximately 2 hours. After that I wash my hair by using a shampoo of the brand Africa’s best (constituting vitamin E, Keratin and Aloe vera). I let my hair dry naturally without using any heat. When my hair is dry, I use hair food (green jar) to moisturize my hair. I will style my hair in a bun, or I make (side) corn rows (3 rows each side approximately)
What is your holy grail (your favourite products you can’t live without)? I actually don’t have a favourite product since I almost tried everything on my hair and change my routine every while and then by using some new products, I find interesting or get recommend by friends and family. What is your go-to hairstyle? Since I’m a hijabi I usually have my hair braided in cornrows or in a low bun otherwise I find it not that suitable under my headscarf.
How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair? Before I started to wear my hijab, I used to braid my hair a lot by using extensions and I liked that a lot as it really saves you time in the morning and it let your hair rest and grow easily. Currently, I tried some new products what basically affected my hair negatively as it broke down and became thin. I decided to cut my hair ends a bit. I’m using the hair mask routine (stated above) for almost 3 months now and my hair started to become thick again as well did it grow in length.
All of these experiences have taught me my hair is mine, and I love it. What hairstyle would you like try someday: Yoooo, I might transition to locs when it has reached my old length again! Is your field of work accepting to your hair I mean... I hope so? I know some people always will have a lot to say, especially in the professional field. After last year, I know some changes are being made, so time will tell (if they don't, its their problem though). When people touch your hair, you.....: Please don't do that…
Is your field of work accepting to your hair Well it's not a matter of accepting they just need to roll with it, cause my hair is part of who I am and there shouldn't be any job telling me what to do with my hair. And honestly, a fro is much more work than short hair. And if you take good care of it people are gonna love it anyway, trust me
When people touch your hair, you..... I honestly don't do anything about it. Cause people almost always ask it and I mostly let them as long as they don't ruin it. I do kinda see it as an appreciation of the work I put in it. Cause when it wouldn't look good, they wouldn't want to touch it.
Is your field of work accepting to your hair Yes! If anything, people remember me because of it, there are not so many politicians with an afro. When people touch your hair, you..... Remind them of social distancing and take a step back
What is your haircare routine Marisa? Every day - water spray; Every two days - leave in conditioner; Once a week - deep conditioning treatment What is your holy grail: (Your favourite products you can't live without) Don't have favourites. I rarely change my products and am not a product junkie. I do like what I am using currently, which is Taliah Waajid's hair mask.
What is your go-to hairstyle: Twists when my hair was longer. Now I prefer cornrows and box braids. How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair I am a lazy natural-head. I was also gifted some pretty cool genes in combination with my diet (plant-based) which helped maintain health as well as length. I love my hair and it's density and volume: those are the things I appreciate and get attention from. What hairstyle would you like to try someday I always wanted to try a very short afro and that's what I did back in March.
What is your haircare routine Arianto?Just rose water. What is your holy grail: I don’t have any. What is your go-to hairstyle: Leaving it hanging or a simple low ponytail. How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair: I used to have short hair for the majority of my life. Being told by family that my hair should look presentable. Since 2017 I started letting my hair grow. Tried some different hairstyles and now feeling better than ever with my locs. It’s an amazing feeling to see them grow. What hairstyle would you like try someday: I might want to dye my hair. Is your field of work accepting to your hair: I think not. But they have to. When people touch your hair, you..... Ask whether their hands and soul are clean and who they think they are. But I must say that these last couple of years nobody tried to touch my hair. I’m really glad about that.
What is your haircare routine Zanita? My hair routine is actually very simple. I start by making my hair a bit wet before styling it. The most products that I use are from aunty Jackie, like the grapeseed ice curls curling jelly to define my hair and to get it in perfect shape. Besides that, I also use gel, edge control and (castor) oil for the shine. When I wash my hair with shampoo, I also use a good conditioner. I never dry my hair with a hairdryer, I always just let it dry itself. Before sleeping, I braid my hair and use a satin bonnet to protect my hair. I only wash my hair once a week, otherwise my hair and scalp will dry out quickly. (That’s why I love my Palmer's Coconut Oil!)
What is your holy grail: I cannot live without my Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula! What is your go-to hairstyle: Just a simple styled mini afro. How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair Last year I randomly decided to cut my hair, I was pretty much bald because at the back it was completely shaved. I just wanted something else, something completely different. Best thing I’ve even done to be honest… When I was younger, I struggled a lot because I simply didn’t know how to work with my hair. I have learned a lot from my sister. She taught me the basics, and then I became more and more passionate about my hair and different hairstyles.
What hairstyle would you like to try someday? Not something really specific but I haven’t tried crochet braids yet, so maybe one day. Is your field of work accepting to your hair? Well, people do accept my hijab in my area, so I’m glad. Back in the days when I still lived in the neighbourhood of Hengelo, people really see your hair as something rare…
When people touch your hair, you… You better don’t, haha! Glad I don’t have that any more, but one thing for sure, never touch a Black woman hair without asking first, or don’t even ask or touch it would be the best.
What is your haircare routine Chayenne? I try to cowash wash my hair every one to two weeks. I only use shampoo every month, as it dries my hair out. After washing my hair I use leave in conditioner by Novex, and that's it! What is your holy grail I have tried many hair products that don't do anything for my hair after using them for a while. At this moment I am using the Novex leave in conditioner, and my hair seems to love it! What is your go-to hairstyle: As I cut my hair last year, I am trying to only do hairstyles that cause the least damage to my hair/scalp. I noticed that braiding my hair into 2 cornrows and then connecting them with bobby pins work for me. How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair My hair journey started as most black girls/women/x. Neither my mom nor I knew how to handle it, which resulted in me doing a lot of chemical stuff with it. After my hair got shorter because of the damage, I decided to cut all the dead ends and start all over. From there got to learn more about my hair type, and I am still in that phase as I am getting to know it all over again after my first real big chop in 2020. I'm happy comments from other people don't get to me any more.
What is your haircare routine Steven? Well I don't really have one, I'm one of those people that just put something in and see how the hair looks. But if I would have any, I would be like condition-wash once a week. Shampoo once in two weeks. Condition the hair with a leaf-in conditioner, moisturize with oil and on top use either another oil or a curling cream
What is your holy grail: (Your favourite products you can't live without) I don't really have a favourite product, I'm still figuring out what I like and what works for my hair. One thing I do love to use though is black castor oil. Cause it always gives me the feeling of volumes and light hair.
What is your go-to hairstyle: My go-to hairstyle is a curly fro either a big fro or a mini fro, as long as it's curly! How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair For me, it's an ongoing journey what I like to use and how I like to have my hair, but I love to have my fro all curly and bouncing. I do cut my hair from time to time really short like now, but I must say I always miss my fro afterwards.
What hairstyle would you like try someday I honestly don't know what hairstyle I would try, I kinda love my fro too much to keep a hold on a different hairstyle. My fro has kinda been my signature. So people around me are kinda disappointed when I cut my hair short it's not only them who miss my fro though
What is your haircare routine Mikal ? I wash my hair with shampoo once a week, and do a cowash and deep mask after. Then I use leave in conditioner and some gel to style it. Every two or three days I wash my hair with only water and apply the leave in and gel again.
What is your holy grail: The Tangle Teezer and the Novex Black deep mask! Detangles my hair like a dream What is your go-to hairstyle: I literally always wear my hair loose How would you describe your hair journey and your love for your hair I was very insecure about my hair in high school and I used to relax and straighten it. The day after my high school graduation I went natural and I never looked back. I felt so free! What hairstyle would you like to try someday The Eritrean/Ethiopian hairstyle for married woman. I’m not married, so I’ve never worn it before.
Do you have leadership skills? Do you have a clear vision of Tribez's future journey? Does your vision align with the association? And do you know how to lead and manage an association?
As the Chair of Tribez, you will guide the overall team of the association. In addition, you will chair meetings and monitor the general process of the Board, with the assistance of the Secretary and Vice-Chair, and give the association shape.
Will you be our new face of SV Tribez?
Are you skilled in planning meetings? Do you like writing reports and notes? Do you like creating an overview of what needs to be done?
The Secretary is responsible for meetings with various parties and drafting the reports.
In addition, the Secretary co-manages processes with the Chair and monitors the membership administration, together with the Treasurer.
Are you good at keeping an overview and managingfinances? Like working with numbers and having conversations to bring in good financial partners?
As Treasurer of Tribez, you are responsible for all financial matters of the association and the acquisition of members, sponsors, and donors. In addition, you lead the Finance Committee and guide them in your role to increase the association's budget.
Are you the money hero we are looking for?
board member of communications& Public relations
Are you a smooth chatter? Or maybe someone who has connections? Do you want to get creative with promotional designs? Or even think of ways how the association can boost in the world of social media?
Board Member of Communications & PR is the main contact person with external collaborations. In addition, this role manages and coordinates the social media channels incl. the website and the association's newsletter. Together with the Communications & PR Committee, the aim is to expand the association's network and boost the association’s brand.
board member of activities
Do you always have tons of ideas that you would like to realize? Would you like to lead the organization of activities and events? Are you strong in leading groups, involved in projects, and do you have time that you would like to use effectively? Then this is the position for you!
interested in one of the positions?
Send your resumé and motivational letter to soco.tribeZ@gmail.com before 19 June 2021!
Navigating Through the Professional World with kemo carama
Tribez had its second edition of the masterclass "Navigating Through the Professional World" with the founder of OMEK, Kemo Camara. During the Masterclass, Kemo emphasis the importance of knowing one's bi-cultural identity as a superpower. Knowing this allows young professionals to acknowledge their competitive advantage in the work field. Individuals who possess a bi-cultural identity have intrinsic soft skills that cannot be taught by just anyone.
Kemo also shared his experience as a community builder who has resided in many different countries such as Guinea, The USA, Germany, and now The Netherlands. One of the key factors which impacted his progress in his field is finding like-minded people who supported him in achieving his goals. Kemo proceeded with some tips on becoming an effective community builder. Anyone who would like to effectively become a community builder should find their tribe, find a mentor as well as connect to people as a human being. Kemo also mentioned that although many companies and individuals tend to create communities with geographic and economic segmentation, he chooses to create communities through psychographic segmentation which ultimately creates better teamwork among the individuals in these groups. It was a pleasure having Kemo as our guest speaker. As a strong public speaker, Kemo's energy and words were the perfect fit for the Masterclass. Each attendee was left with gems that they can strategically use in the workplace.
The terms strong black women are one that is familiar amongst all ethnic groups, represented mostly due to media playing the biggest role in influence. There are many variations of how this term has been reflected, having both positive and negative connotations to it, leading to the biggest effects being on the black women themselves. Researcher Cheryle Giscombe, who has dedicated 15 years in to studying the psychological stress and health of black women, claims that these terms can be traced down in history to where it all started. She states there are three divisions of images of the black media represented in media that led to the idealization of this superwoman persona. These are Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire. Mammy is seen to be the older black lady who is asexual and always puts others’ needs first. She forgets herself and others do too. Then there is Jezebel. Jezebel is a persona of the black women that is hypersexualized which is usually portrayed in music videos as being gold diggers, uneducated and fully dependent with only sexual desires towards black men. The last persona is Sapphire, which is represented in many tv series and movies such as Deliver us from Eva starring Gabrielle Union who plays the typical sassy and angry black woman.
The combination of all these personas has led to black women themselves coiling the image of the strong black women. This was initially done for positive purposes to go firmly against these stereotypes and build confidence in a better image. This has led to societal expectations of both young and older black women to have obligations on having strength, suppressing emotions, not showing vulnerability, having full motivation to always succeed and being the caregiver. These traits seem all ideal to have but, has caused devastating impacts on the women that worship this persona sub cautiously themselves. No wonder why it is called the “superwoman schema”. These impacts in black female societies have trickled down to mental health as well as physical health being affected. Sleeping habits, diets and relationships all seem to be a key indicator on the psychological burden. Anxiety, depression, stress and even a term known as network stress (stress caused because one seeing others stressed), has been seen amongst many to keep up with this persona. Evidence shows that over 50% of black women over the age of 20 years old in the United States are overweight. Another statistic relates to the caregiver nature of this persona and forgetting oneself. It is seen that there are higher mortality rates of breast cancer patients who are black due to later discovery and treatment of the illness. This all stems down to lack of awareness of importance for their own health needs. It is said to be unrealistic to be holding black women amongst these impossible expectations due to many still being polarized by society. Women that are highly educated and are highly financially stable seem to be more single and find it harder to find a mate. Especially one that is black and matches up to the same academic achievements. These women are stereotyped to be linked to masculine energy and heavily linked to idealizing materialism (obsessions with having possessions). This makes it also harder for these women to start a family concerning that their fertility is declining the more they achieve professionally and academically through the years. Not only do the highly achieved black women feel scrutiny amongst societies but young college women as well. It is observed that black students that attend predominantly white colleges depict to be more self-reliant and observant due to exclusion being felt in compared to black college students that attend black colleges who share a passivity in racial academic and social circumstances.
To sum up, there is unfortunately enough evidence to show that mass media is guilty of depicting black women into numerous, horrifying categories. This has resulted in black women themselves coiling the term of being “strong” to give energy and motivation to go against the lazy, sassy, or oversexualized representation. However, that now has a direct impact on aspects including their societal image in terms of relationships and families as well as their own mental and physical wellbeing.